PONTIAC — Merle and Kathryn Ferguson of Pontiac celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the end of July with activities hosted by their children, including a celebratory dinner together and a day at Starved Rock State Park, where they went on their first date.
Ferguson and Kathryn Leatherman were married Sept. 15, 1957, at Flanagan Christian Church. Their attendants were Marilyn Leatherman and Earl Ferguson.
They are the parents of Michael (Brenda), Oviedo, Fla.; William (Sharon), Jefferson, Ga.; and James (Rebekah), Maple Grove, Minn. They have five grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Before retiring, he was a registered nurse anesthetist at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, and she was a registered nurse.